Student Achievement

Out of School Suspension Policy Guide

Addressing the out-of-school suspension crisis: A policy guide for school board members.

NSBA partners with filmmakers to distribute “12 Years a Slave” to public high schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America’s public high schools.

CPE names “10 Good Things About Public Education”

Can you name 10 good things about public education?

Patte Barth, director of NSBA’s Center for Public Education, recently wrote about the many successes in public education for American School Board Journal, and she also gave her suggestions for ways schools can improve.

For instance, she notes, fourth-graders have improved their reading skills by six points on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) over the past decade.

The benefits of outdoor classrooms

Students are happier and learn better when they spend time outdoors, research shows. A webinar sponsored by NSBA’s National Affiliate programs on Oct. 12 gave examples of how schools, even in the most urban settings, can use outdoor areas as hands-on laboratories.

Integrating social media into the classroom

Has social media improved child literacy?

Yesterday Mashable raised the question how has social media changed us? Over the past several years, we’ve seen social media evolve from web 2.0 technologies. We’ve witnessed the rise and fall of social networks, the creation of a new industry, and the political, cultural, and social impact of this new form of media. But has it changed us?

The first trend Mashable mentions is child literacy: 

Hazard pay for teachers?

In the U.S. military, there’s something called “hostile fire pay,” and it can earn you an extra $225 a month. Qualify for “imminent danger pay” and you’ll get a similar bonus.

If you’re in the Navy, and you’re willing to spend considerable time in a cramped, airtight space under the surface of the ocean, congratulations: You qualify for “submarine duty pay” — and $12,000 added to your salary.

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